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Chapin's Restaurant

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85 Taunton Ave, Dennis, MA 02638-1721
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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New Hampshire
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the location and the bar but the food and the service were just okay. It was a busy Friday night and there was clearly not enough kitchen or wait staff. Our waitress was working so hard to keep up but she just couldn't. Highlight of the night was the calamari appetizer and the unbelievably large portion of chicken Alfredo.... More 

Thank T R
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family just came back from a long weekend from Cape Cod and my husband was excited to go to dinner at this restaurant. We were there 2-3 years ago and the food was great. This time it was awful! His favorite seafood with marinara sauce was not on the menu anymore. Olivia our waitress thinks it was a "special"... More 

Thank Rose M
Amsterdam, New York
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently had dinner here with my mother and sister. I follow a gluten free diet, and this place came up on a search for gluten free food. We were surprised to see there was valet parking upon arriving. Once inside it looks much larger than it does from the outside. We had to wait about 30 minutes for a... More 

Thank Nancy S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. Both my husband and I were pleased with our selections. They provide outdoor dining spaces and grassy areas for children and adults to "play" lawn games. If you're hungry while waiting make sure to ask for popcorn. We didn't and wished we had known it was offered.

Thank Tanya M
Albany, New York
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277 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've come to this place to eat each time we visit the Dennis, MA area. The service and food are excellent. The fish is always so fresh. The atmosphere always enjoyable too. We've not eaten in the dinning room as we prefer the high top table in the bar area. Our server this night was Lauren and she was very... More 

Thank bclooch
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, nice atmosphere - will definitely go back to Chapin's on our next cape vacation. Cocktails were excellent. Menu had lots to choose from...hard to decide because everything sounded great. Had the Stuffed Mushrooms - best we've ever had...highly recommend them to all. Seafood for dinner also very good. Waitress was great, friendly & courteous. Recommend this restaurant to... More 

Thank John M
Hopewell Junction, New York
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is very good, a little bit of everything. Fresh seafood done multiple ways, cocktails are spot on. Gives you the feeling of a high-end restaurant with beach bar mixed in.

Thank David N
Bonita Springs, Florida
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Chapin's on a Thursday in July, arriving about 5pm. When we arrived we had great service, and were able to talk quietly with family over drinks. Then it got busy and loud really fast, making it more difficult to converse or even flag down our waitress. So go early if you enjoy a quieter experience (also my... More 

Thank Bonita_Bch
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396 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get to Chapins before the dinner crowd, or you risk a long wait. They're also open for lunch. You can come here in a cover up with beach hair. A family-friendly restaurant, we always go with a crowd and they accommodate larger parties well. The food is what you'd expect from a by-the-beach place. The food is good but nothing... More 

Thank TheSecretVagabond
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place features a typical beach-side menu in an upscale setting. I mean, who expects valet parking at a clam shack? Chapin's is big, brightly lit and apparently always full. You may wait for a table, but that will give you time to grab a drink at the bar. It seems like THE place to go in Dennis for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Taunton Ave, Dennis, MA 02638-1721
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Dennis
  • Phone Number: 508-385-7000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?